CULVER CITY, Calif. (CBS) — History will be made on “Jeopardy!” next week. Journalist Katie Couric will take over as the quiz show’s latest guest host for two weeks starting Monday, and in the process become the first woman to ever host “Jeopardy!”
Couric’s message to any little girls watching is “it’s cool to be smart.” She is the third guest host of “Jeopardy!” since legendary host Alex Trebek’s death, following former champion Ken Jennings and executive producer Mike Richards.READ MORE: Massachusetts Prepares To Welcome 900 Refugees From Afghanistan
Couric will be the first of many celebrity guest hosts to take the reins. The others slated to host are Aaron Rodgers, Bill Whitaker, Mayim Bialik, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.READ MORE: Should The FDA Recommend COVID Booster Shots? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Key Questions Around The Debate
A donation will be made to a charity of each guest host’s choice, equal to the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete while they’re hosting. Couric’s charity is Stand Up To Cancer.
“Jeopardy!” says there are still additional guest hosts to come, which will be announced at a later date.MORE NEWS: Child Grazed By Bullet On Talbot Ave. In Dorchester
“Jeopardy!” airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.